Last week, we gathered as a staffing community in Las Vegas for ASA’s Staffing World 2022, the industry’s largest annual gathering of staffing professionals. Whether you were in the room or unable to make the event, we’re highlighting our top takeaways from the conference to promote your staffing firm’s growth.
“Are you willing to change in order for your company to get better?” – Magic Johnson
Staffing World sessions provided valuable industry insights and solutions for staffing companies of all sizes. The most prevalent topics at this year’s conference included staffing technology and candidate engagement. How do you attract, engage, and retain employees? Session speakers and exhibitors alike land on this key factor: you need the right tools for the job.
According to the American Staffing Association, “Staffing World is where the staffing community comes together to make strategic connections, learn about new strategies, and get solutions that win business and spark growth.”
Build a tech stack that generates efficiency and growth
Your tech stack refers to the tools in your staffing firm’s toolbelt, which help you reach your goals. This includes everything your staff use to perform their jobs.
In order for your employees to work efficiently and generate more business, you need the right technology. An optimal tech stack will have:
- A CRM/ATS that is user-friendly and functional for both front and back office
- Most tools located in one central location (such as TempWorks)
- A Mobile engagement platform to stay connected to your temporary workers (such as TempWorks Buzz)
- Vendor integrations embedded within your staffing software, whether it’s background screening, job board distribution, candidate engagement, paycards, taxes, or more.
Technology can help level the playing field
Having too many technology tools without a plan for your tech stack can leave you with overlapping functionality. This increases complexity and reduces efficiency for your staff.
That’s why you need a staffing software provider who offers technology solutions that streamline your processes. Your tech stack’s core foundation will be your CRM/ATS, as well as the partners your software provider works with.
As you’re continuing to build your tech stack, you need to be able to layer in new technology over time. If your tech stack becomes too complex, you may become restricted. Choosing a strategic tech stack enables your company to remain nimble in an evolving marketplace.
If you’re a TempWorks client, our team can help you decide on the right tools for your company.
Protect your data with the most secure technology
One of the hot topics at Staffing World 2022 was cyber security—and for good reason.
Cyber attacks are on the rise, which can include ransomware attacks, phishing attempts, and data breaches. According to ASA, cyber security is one of the top concerns of CIOs across all industries.
A lightning tech talk in the Expo Center discussed measures staffing firms are taking to improve their security. If you missed it, our cyber security expert and Chief Information Officer Kevin Prow shares crucial steps your staffing company can take to improve your cyber security.
Invest in company culture to improve productivity and retention
Equally important to the success of your staffing business is the wellbeing and retention of your firm’s employees.
Several Staffing World sessions emphasized the importance of stress management. Michael Levitt, founder of Breakfast Leadership Inc., shared tips for overcoming burnout—within yourself as well as your team.
Stress and lack of focus on employee wellbeing contribute to today’s Great Resignation, leading to decreased talent pools and retention rates.
We’ve got some additional stress-management strategies to help you navigate the Great Resignation, improve employee retention, and stand out in today’s market.
Maximize your network opportunities
Finally, one of the most important parts of a large event such as Staffing World is the chance to gather with the staffing community, including industry leaders, staffing agencies, vendors, and providers of technology solutions.
Networking is an essential tool for strengthening your relationships, identifying business opportunities, and learning about industry trends.
At the TempWorks booth, we had a wonderful time catching up with current clients, meeting new people, and connecting with our integration partners.
Whether you stopped by the TempWorks booth, attended the welcome mixer, hit up the speed networking session, or chatted with colleagues in the Expo Hall, we hope you left the conference with meaningful relationships.
If you missed the event, reach out to our TempWorks team to learn how our technology solutions can help your staffing company grow.